Stiching's Haskell to Direct Nightmares: Bad Dreams Come True

News   Stiching's Haskell to Direct Nightmares: Bad Dreams Come True Although summer is still upon us, New York is already gearing up for Halloween with the return of Nightmare: Bad Dreams Come True at the CSV Cultural Center.

Timothy Haskell (Stitching, Fatal Attraction: A Greek Tragedy) and Chip Meyrelles, both members of Psycho Clan, present the fifth annual engagement of the theatrical house of horrors that will run Sept. 26-Nov. 6.

Psycho Clan conducted an online poll allowing audience members to submit their most terrifying recurring bad dreams. From those responses they "selected the most twisted, demented responses, added some iconic recurring nightmares, and created a house that will force audiences to experience awake what few can handle asleep," according to press notes.

Haskell again directs the wildly popular downtown event that promises more elaborate special effects and sets, with a design team including Paul Smithyman (production designer), Aaron Haskell and Justin Haskell (art directors), Wendy Yang (costumes), Jaisen Crockett (video/photography), David Andora (special effects), Garin Marschall (lights) and Eric Shim (sound).

Coinciding with Bad Dreams, Psycho Clan will also stage Nightmare: Legends, described as a classic haunted house "with a carnie feel and a cast of legendary horror characters: Werewolf, Blob, Zombie, Vampire, Witch, Frankenstein, Mummy and, of course, a maniac with a chainsaw!"

Nightmare has also launched a Miami counterpart, with Nightmare: Ghost Stories, which officially opens Sept. 25 in Florida. In addition to Haskell and Meyrelles, Psycho Clan (a division of Arts Meets Commerce) comprises Ken Greiner, Jim Glaub, Laurie Connor and Amanda Pekoe. Productions include Almost an Evening, Bug, The Lieutenant of Inishmore, Orson's Shadow, The Jaded Assassin, Fatal Attraction: A Greek Tragedy, I Love Paris and Magic Hands Freddy.

For tickets, priced $30, visit NightmareNewYork, or phone (212) 352-3101.

The CSV Cultural Center is located at 107 Suffolk Street between Delancey and Rivington streets.